What I Wore - Green Jeans for a Penny |my scraps

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

What I Wore - Green Jeans for a Penny


I have been wanting a pair of green jeans since spring. I found a "too dark" pair, a "too short" pair and a "too minty" pair. But I didn't find what I wanted. Kelly Green Straight Jeans.

Then, a fashion miracle happened. You know when you take a detour through a store. . .completely unintended, just to see what they have? That's what I did in Bloomingdales. As I rounded the rack in the Ralph Lauren section, there they were.

The perfect Kelly Green Straight Jeans.

AND - they were my size! Get.Out.Of.Town. This stuff just doesn't happen to me. I checked the price tag, originally $100, on sale for $45 . . .ok not bad, I was trying them on.

I debated in the dressing room - were they "good" enough for $45? I started mentally going through my closet for things to wear with them. Ok, they were going home with me.

I took them to the counter, where the loveliest sales associate informed me of an upcoming sale where I could get another 20% off. She offered to look up the new sale price for me, and I agreed. A strange look came over her face, and she said:
"Actually, I can sell these jeans to you today. . .for a penny."
A PENNY??! Yes indeed. . .a penny. Apparently, they were not supposed to be on the rack - so Bloomingdale's error was my best fashion bargain EVER - saving $99.99.

The calendar may look like Fall, but our weather still says summer, so I styled them up on the first not- sweltering day we had.

Jeans - Ralph Lauren
T-shirt - Lands End
Shoes - Target

I styled them up with stacks of silver bracelets, a silver link necklace, silver hoops and my favorite Kate Spade bag to complete my look.

I felt trendy, while keeping to the classic styles and lines that I prefer. Dressing after 40 can be tricky business, and staying closer to classic and further from trendy is usually a better a choice, but throwing in a trendy piece, especially for the right price, is a great way to spruce up your wardrobe.

This post is linked up with The Pleated Poppy. Click over for more inspiration on what to wear.

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catch you soon -

6 comments:

  1. A penny! You are one lucky duck, especially, since they fit and were the perfect color. The outfit looks nice.

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    1. Thanks Susan - it was PURE luck - and probably never to be repeated again - but Bloomingdale's sure did get a loyal customer! =)

      Hillary

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  2. LOVE those jeans, that color looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you Steph - I had SUCH a hard time finding the right color =)

      Hillary

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  3. That's the BEST deal I've ever heard of! Congrats! And they look great on you

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    1. It was pretty amazing - I was SURE I didn't hear her correctly. She asked me cash or credit too - LOL.

      Hillary

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